In Lebanon County, “WW II pilot turns 100 this week” – The Lebanon Daily News

felty pilot

Mariell Moyer | The Lebanon Daily News

“ANNVILLE – Woodrow Felty, a pilot who flew transport planes during World War II and the Berlin Airlift, survived an attempt on his life while on duty in Cairo, Egypt, and was a professional bowler after his return to the U.S., can now add living for a century to his list of accomplishments.

“Felty will be 100 years old on Feb. 11.

“‘He’s counting down the days like a little kid,’ Derith Stover, Felty’s daughter, said.

“Felty, who was born in 1916, grew up in the southside of Lebanon, around Washington and Lafayette streets, according to Stover. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1933, married Violet Angstadt — his wife of over 73 years, who died in 2009 — in 1936, and then joined the Army Air Corps in 1940 where he primarily flew C-47 cargo planes in Europe during World War II and its aftermath.”

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